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Monday, 26 February 2007

Frozen Fish

The other week I was over at Asparagus & Mayonnaise admiring Sus' snowflakes. I was certain I had the pattern for the first one but when I went looking I couldn't find it. So, here's my copy:

I think I'll make the Rnd 2 chains a bit shorter next time.

Sus - if this was your own creation please let me know says no, it's #21 from 99 Snowflakes.

This little guy is from Pat Depke's Crochet Snowflakes and Angel (yes, singular; there's only one angel pattern):

It's kinda cute but I have to say I prefer "spiky" SF's.

But now, I have to show you this!:

Is this not the funniest thing you have ever seen? Ok, maybe it's not but it just makes me laugh every time I see it.

The pattern is at Crochetville*. I have serious doubts about the increase sequence from Rnd 16 onward. I worked it as written but ended up ripping it out. In the end I just made regular increases every 7 stitches, then 8 stitches, etc up to 12 stitches in Rnd 26. And I have a little trick for working the tail and fins straight onto the body - I hate sewing - email me if you're interested.

As for today's SF, I haven't even thought yet about which pattern I'm going to try so I'd better get going! See you later.

*Update 12/9/08: The pattern is no longer available at Crochetville, but it is here (scroll down).

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Saturday, 24 February 2007

Saturday Sky

Clouds over Felixstowe
(as seen from our bedroom window)

And here's the 5-day forecast:
Mmm, nice. Actually, I'm quite looking forward to Wednesday. If it's going to rain I like it to really rain. Hey, I spent 11 years in the Pacific Northwest - I do rain.

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Monday, 19 February 2007

Snowflake Monday

I like this one - it's another of Noel Nevins' flakes (link info in this earlier post). Well, back to work on today's flake.

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Monday, 12 February 2007

Show and Tell

Snowflake Monday again. I never did get around to making another SF last week and the one I did make is a repeat of one I made before so there's no point posting another picture. Instead, I'll treat (if I may use that word) you to a few other things I've made recently.

Here is the chart for the flower and the leaf pattern came from this doily at Craftown.

I really love this heart - chart here

Sorry, can't remember where I found this one.

This baby afghan was made for my new nephew, born just before Christmas (pattern here at Modelled by my lovely assistant Larry, who was bought from Hamley's for my 1st birthday. So he's also 40-something and his growler still works!

Naturally, Tinkle the camera-hog had to get in on the act again (seen here earlier). So before you think I only have the one cat:
L to R - Sasha, Beastie and Tinkle, cozying-up together in front of the radiator. Like the blinkie says, "I want my cat's life".

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Wednesday, 7 February 2007

Is it just me...

or is Blogger being really cranky lately? Blogspots are very slow to load and half the pictures don't load at all! Why?


Tuesday, 6 February 2007

It's not easy being green

You Are Teal Green

You are a one of a kind, original person.
There's no one even close to being like you.
Expressive and creative, you have a knack
for making the impossible possible.
While you are a bit offbeat,
you don't scare people away with your quirks.
Your warm personality nicely counteracts
any strange habits you may have.

Green is my favourite colour. But teal is not my favourite green (paint me lime green any day). Oh well.


Monday, 5 February 2007

Early Snow Delayed

I was going to post my Snowflake Monday offering yesterday as I was going to be in Colchester all day today (nattering and shopping and drinking coffee with a friend up from London) but I couldn't get my pictures to load - not with Blogger or ImageShack. I could understand one not working, but both?!

I'd just about given up hope of being able to load them again today when, suddenly, up they popped! Took a verrrrry long time, though.

Both are from Leisure Arts Let It Snow! leaflet 2038. They're meant to be three-dimensional but I prefer my flakes flat.

And before any of you think I skived off SF making today, I had half an hour on the train this morning. I started a SF when I got on and I finished it just as we pulled into Colchester. Nice timing.

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